They strike a pose... (some of you might recognize Maya from our Christmas Card picture a couple years ago. If not, I posted it below. Maya's the one with the fake antlers on her head. She likes to think she's famous)
And Laila stands around and requests back scratches...
It seems like there's been quite a series of unexpected issues around our house lately. It all started when our my oven quit working. I can say my oven because Nick doesn't use it unless he's putting tater tots in to bake. I didn't really realize how much I use my oven until it took 1 1/2 hours to heat to 350. It wasn't really going to be cost effective to fix a 15 year old stove (parental hand-me-downs...gotta love 'em) so off to Best Buy we went to get a new one...and it sure is pretty. I don't know how I cooked without it.
The day before the stove got delivered, my husband had his wisdom teeth removed (which wasn't really unexpected since I scheduled the appointment) and started the process of giving up his Grizzly addiction (that's where the issue comes in--he's pretty unfriendly sans nicotine). So he was off work 3 days last week recovering.
Today I woke up to him not being able to get out of bed with a back injury. So on the third day of school, I called in so I could take him to the doctor. Luckily my principals are very nice and were understanding about it. I'm not thrilled with the doctor's diagnosis of a strain with a prescription and an order to stay home from work for another 3 days...not because I don't think he knows what he's talking about, but because the examination didn't seem very thorough, and I haven't seen my hubs in this much pain since he traveled to Cincinnati with a broken back to buy my engagement ring. If it's not better soon, as in tomorrow, we'll be seeking another opinion.
So, say a little prayer for the Elgin household. The Mr. is hurting and the Mrs. isn't used to having to be so nurturing.
I'm sure my sisters would be the first to offer their opinions on that matter. But if I'm a freak, at least I'm an organized one! My last few days of freedom have been spent doing projects for school, and at school, like painting stacking boxes with chalkboard paint and taking EVERYTHING out of my school cabinets and organizing.
I don't have before pictures, but let me paint you a little picture. All those boxes (except the small ones) have sets of novels for one of my classes. The books were all piled up in stacks on the shelves. It was difficult to see what we had, let alone get to it. After 3 years I couldn't take it anymore. Thanks to Ikea organization, my closet is ready for back to school. Maybe I'll catch up!